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Eve Curie (1904–2007)

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Curie, Eve
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Curie, Ève Denise
Labouisse, Ève Denise Curie
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Labouisse, Eve Curie
Frankrijk (geboren)
VS (1958)
Parijs, Frankrijk
New York, New York, USA
Collège Sévigné
concert pianist
music critic
Curie, Marie (moeder)
Curie, Pierre (vader)
Joliot-Curie, Irène (zus)
Joliot, Pierre (neef)
Free French Army (WWII)
International Herald Tribune
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Eve Curie was the younger daughter of Marie and Pierre Curie, co-discoverers of radium and recipients of the Nobel Prize in physics and chemistry. She originally trained as a concert pianist and as a young woman performed throughout France and Belgium. She later wrote music criticism for several French periodicals and went on to become the publisher of the French newspaper Paris-Press. After her mother's death in 1934, Eve Curie researched and wrote her biography, Madame Curie (1937), which became a bestseller and is considered a classic. It was adapted into a Hollywood film in 1943. During World War II, Eve Curie went to London to work for the Free French government in exile. She later served with the women’s division of Gen. Charles de Gaulle’s army in Europe. Later she settled in the USA. In the early 1950s, she was a special adviser to the Secretary-General of NATO. In 1954, she married Henry R. Labouisse, a diplomat and the executive director of UNICEF.



Good history, good human nature stories.
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mykl-s | 24 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 9, 2023 |
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archivomorero | 24 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 25, 2022 |
A pioneer of radioactivity and radiation therapy, Marie Curie has an assured place in scientific history. Untold numbers have benefitted from her discovery – especially cancer patients. Further accolades upon accolades follow her name: two-time winner of a Nobel Prize (jointly in physics and alone in chemistry), first female Nobel laureate, wife and daughter of two other Nobel laureates, tireless supporter of her country in World War I, first female professor at Paris’ elite Sorbonne, and far too many honorary degrees to list.

Some reviewers consider this book too much hagiography and not critical enough. That point is ceded because this work, written by Marie’s daughter Eve, is largely absent of criticism. However, what it lacks in criticism, it makes up for in intimacy. It does not shortchange the magnanimity of Dr. Curie’s scientific accomplishments while giving the reader a sense of her family life and personal dignity.

Students of science and of life can benefit from Dr. Curie’s detached outlook on life. Women can be inspired at all they can do despite unfriendly social structures. Eve’s presentation of Marie Curie paints a picture of a woman who tirelessly and beautifully served scientific knowledge and her family despite unfriendly life events. She lost her husband due to an unforeseen and tragic accident in the prime of their common life together. Nevertheless, she picked up herself, her sorrow, her children, her husband’s professorship, and her research to bring them to new heights.

She can also serve as an inspiration to the introverts among us. Marie’s determined strength was as hard as steel, but her manners were humble and gentle. She never forgot her native Poland and took pride in its political victories. She was never ostentatious. She gave in both financial and sweat equity to the French cause in World War I by serving at the front with much-needed X-ray technology. Eve’s portrayal certainly presents Marie as a saint… and I find it hard to believe that there exists much to criticize in Marie’s hard-working character.

This book can inspire many audiences. It has stood the test of time, still in print almost 85 years after its initial publication. Eve’s quality of writing and depth of insight is impressive. She does not bog herself down in pedantic scientific detail (despite obvious opportunity to do so) but instead captures Marie’s essential culture contributions. Young aspiring scientists, both male and female, should learn of this giant. So should cancer patients whose lives might be saved by her ingenious labors. As with much in life, scientific knowledge is neither guaranteed nor a right. Rather, as Curie’s life shows us, a combination of determination, action, intelligence, and skill alone can capture it and the future.
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